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Harry
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Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:35 pm

Hi
A while ago JD recommended a Sterling Advantage™ Tile Seated Shower unit…..I think it was. I went to HD recently to look at one and I think we’ll get one.

Here’s some questions I have…at this time:
1. How do you make the correct mortar base?
2. What material to use to frame the flanges?

Harry
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Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:36 pm

For a fiberglass or ABS tub without insulating foam on the bottom, I use Structo-Lite. It is a base coat material used in walls. About $15 for a 50LB bag- Usually found at stores that supply stucco and redash contractors. I haven't mudded a foam base tub so I don't know if the structolite is good for foam.

On the nail flange of the tub, they usually just fasten to studs 16" oc. The drain pipe access is 6"x12", just cut into the subfloor. You have to measure the room or alcove to determine whether you will be removing wallboard. I usually shim my base wall panels out so the bath wall panels go over the flange flat without flaring in.

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Harry
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Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:44 pm

Hi JD

Thanks for the reply.

The base has no foam. The instructions say to NOT use plaster, gypsum cement, or drywall compound for the mortar.

The flange - I need to cover it up with something water proof.

Harry
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Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:28 am

Well, don't use Structo-Lite if you can't use plaster. i would still look for a motar mix with perlite in it. Makes it a lot lighter and more insulating.

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Harry
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Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:05 am

Hi

Thanks and you'all have a nice Christmas.

Harry
Aside from the roof leak, soft floors, rats, mice and bursted plumbing ........ how do you like it?

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